Debby’s Picks- We’ll Help You Nail It!

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It is my belief that one should not wait for Valentine’s Day to give lingerie. There are a million reasons to do it any of the other 364 days of the year. We’ll school you on this soon, but, with February 14th fast approaching, I would be remiss in not making some personal recommendations about what would be great choices this Valentine’s Day.

My top choice, pictured above, is the Lascivious Milla Bra and Thong. This is by far my favorite bra (this month, anyway) in my own collection. Having a halter neck, but wearable with anything, this bra is like the tuxedo of lingerie. Finely made, smooth, sleek, sexy, and architecturally constructed, this is a home run in my book.

For the gal that maybe is a little less edgy, but still oh so sexy, another great choice for the lover’s holiday is the Sweetest Sin Push Up Bra and Hipster. Bright, beautiful and slightly more traditional, you can’t go wrong with this pick.

Looking for something a little more Sporty Spice-like? The Lurex Stripe Bralette and Girl Short will not disappoint. Sassy, sexy and comfortable beyond imagination.

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Last, for a fun Valentine’s Day Red surprise, the Space Odyssey Push Up Bra and Thong is on point. Super playful, bright red, a little risqué, and actually really comfortable, this is a bang for your buck set. Take a walk on the wild side and turn things red hot!

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I LOVE MEN! NO, REALLY…

As long as I can remember, I have been surrounded by men.

Growing up, I spent my weekends fishing or riding dirt bikes with my Dad and my brother. Every Summer at camp, I would hang out on the steps of the boys’ bunks each afternoon because my closest allies were there, not on the girls’ hill.

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Later, in college, I would find myself surrounded by the brothers of the fraternity where I was a little sister. They were my partners in crime (some literally) and my adventure mates. I was their ear, and everybody’s “sister.” Not so sure I always loved that last part, but that’s another blog post entirely.

Post college, this trend of men in my life finally hit me, when I found myself in the Bahamas with 12 men as part of a bachelor party (and no, I was not the “entertainment”).

It wasn’t that I didn’t have girl friends, but my confidants and most of my adventures – always dudes. I am not entirely positive as to why. I never actually thought about it until my dear friend Sara, recently asked me. Best guess, without paying a therapist, in my younger years I was way more comfortable in my own skin around people that also wore no makeup and had no boobs. 🙂 Very. Late. Bloomer.

So clearly, I love men. Really.

Fast forward to the second incarnation of my adult life and opening my lingerie boutique in Boulder, Colorado. It was a labor of love, to pay tribute to the incredible strong and independent women that paved the way out West, long before my kids and I moved across the country and made Boulder home.

It was also very much my intention to shake things up and make men feel comfortable in this traditionally frilly land of uneasiness, not only by making it fun to come in and hang out a while, but ultimately, taking the fear out of all the little, sexy, silky things surrounding them. Did I mention little? Every detail of the physical store – down to the cowhides, barware gift-wrap and saddle – was intended to welcome men to the pseudo-Bourbon bar.

What I learned during the seven year life of The T*Bar, is that I not only love men… Apparently, I sorta speak dude.

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TheTBar.com was born of my melting pot of circumstances. I have a unique perspective: a lifetime of being a guy’s girl, years of successfully pulling the right information out of men when attempting to buy lingerie, realizing where the disconnect is and actually being a woman who understands sizing and what women actually wish to sport around in. Not to mention my insane obsession with lingerie. A superfecta!

After years of observing the challenges of men just wanting to do something nice (and hot) for the women in their lives – buying lingerie – it occurred to me that there was a way to ease the angst and help men do this in a painless way beyond the physical store. TheTBar.com actually helps men get it right. While doing this in store was a T*Bar no brainer, providing men the ability to get the same result, from the privacy of their home or office, enables even the most timid to join the ranks of the lingerie heroes! After all, we believe it should be equally as fun to shop for lingerie, as it is to take off. You heard me, fun!

Like the lovechild of Bettie Page and Paul Newman, The T*Bar empowers men, and the women they love, to embrace and own their sexuality in a playful, powerful and inspired way, with no apologies.

Simply put, The T*Bar is the conduit between men’s fantasies and women’s desires. Everybody wins!

 

xo-Debby

PS-Stay tuned for the new site/blog unveiling soon 🙂 For now, visit us at http://www.thetbar.com

Are you a Vixen? What is your lingerie personality?

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Let’s face it. How we dress can affect how we are viewed and how we present ourselves to the world. I am always droning on about my belief that it all starts with how we feel about ourselves, followed by what we choose to put on underneath the shell. This led me to thinking about one of my favorite blogs http://www.knickersblog.com and their lingerie personality quiz http://www.knickersblog.com/quiz Just as we have different personalities outwardly, we have different lingerie personalities. We express ourselves, like art, using these details to convey something, whether or not someone else has the pleasure of actually seeing the knickers or not!

We want you to take their quiz! Figure it out! THEN…..write in and tell us what your lingerie personality is AND visit http://www.thetbar.com and tell us what you’d pick to express that personality. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card to apply toward their lingerie personality selection!

Attitude adjustment!

Blush LingerieIt’s only human nature to let our insecurities get the best of us sometimes. Most likely there’s always going to be that one problem area on your body that you have a hard time coming to terms with. Let’s face it- we all do, but does it inhibit you from buying that adorable set you’ve been thinking of treating yourself to? I work in the store everyday, listening to women worry and fret over some imperfection, and then have to remind them that none of us are perfect, nor do we get airbrushed in real life (although, I have had that fantasy a few times at the beginning of bathing suit season)! Seriously, it is how you feel that matters and a quick way to get an attitude adjustment is by starting with what’s underneath. They are not called foundations for nothing! It is the foundation of how you feel all day, of how you carry yourself out your door and into the world, and most definitely, the foundation for our own self image!!!

Don’t forget to go to http://www.dailycandy.com/deals/details.jsp?id=42147 to save 30% at http://www.thetbar.com and comment on our blog to enter to win the shwag from our last post ( https://thetbar.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/sweet-as-candy/ )

Sweet as Candy!

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In celebration of you and in celebration of our new online store (www.thetbar.com) being recognized in “The Daily Candy Deals”, we are giving away
a Carol Malony “All Tied Up” set, and twenty, yes twenty,  Betsey Johnson embellished thongs!! Yes, free.
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To enter, comment on this blog and you could be a winner! AND….the entire site is 30% off!! Want the deal? Go to Daily Candy Deals and sign up at  http://www.dailycandy.com/deals/

Didn’t get what you wanted for Valentine’s Day? As we always say, “Get it for yourself”!

In the spirit of what The T-Bar is all about, we are excited to celebrate the post-Valentine season with March being “Celebrate You Month” at The T-Bar. We have always said we are all about celebrating strong, independent women who love themselves! There is nothing more empowering and sexy than not waiting around, so don’t! What better way to treat yourself, than with a treat for yourself?  Get it for yourself, wear it for yourself, celebrate yourself, be yourself.

We’re here to help……www.thetbar.com

Strip Tease (after all Valentine’s Day is coming)

Recently, I received this link (http://tinyurl.com/d2evuu) about “The Bra Project” dance performance from a friend that made me think about how much I love that there are others out there who are truly as nuts about lingerie as I am—and how a good ole strip tease is sooo back in style. I swear, Kelly Anderson from “The Bra Project” must be a twin sister of mine from a different mother. Anyway, what “The Bra Project” reminded me of was not only that I really do love lingerie—and a good strip tease—but why. As Kelly puts it, “It’s more about what you conceal than what you show.” Its more about what makes you feel good, pretty, and sexy inside and how you choose to show it. Which brings me to Kelly’s brilliant “reverse strip tease,” and what would be my perfect costume for such a treat on this coming Valentine’s Day…

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I’ve always been a big fan of hats and boots. Then I began wondering about what should lie beneath the trench coat and, of course, Carol Malony Ooh La La came to mind. Who can resist this little (and I mean little!) number. 1/4 cup bra, reminiscent of the Beer Garden maids and the garter panty with removable garters! Too fun and two undies in one. Eat your heart out, boys!

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So, in honor of getting that oh-so-hot feeling and maybe inspiring some private shows for that oh-so-hot guy on Valentine’s Day, you will receive 20% off any Ooh La La purchased at www.thetbar.com between now and February 10, 2009. Just enter promo code Oohlala before going to checkout!

Now, put it on to take it off, girl.

Click here and get it now!

My Morning Dilemma

A few mornings ago, as I was on my way to meet a friend for breakfast, I had a moment of awakening. I am running late almost every morning. I get up early. I get two kids off to school. I’m showered and hair is ready to go, yet I am always late. I started thinking about my morning rituals—this morning’s ritual. What could be making me so late? Candle was lit, check. Contemplated the weather, check. Made coffee, check. Kisses at the front door, bye to kiddies, check. La la la, hair and makeup, done. La la la. Check my Facebook and Twitter, done. Hmmmmm, still late, though! And then, it was time to get dressed. I knew what I was going to wear because I had checked the weather, so, check, and double check! And then it hit me!! My passion. My insane love of underthings. It was my daily lingerie selection!!! It was making me late almost every morning. It’s not the Lou Polka Dot Bra’s fault. Nor is it the fault of the spectacular Spoylt bra in Plum. Could it have been the bubble gum pink Betsey Johnson’s fault? Or the bright red Cosabella one, whose whole purpose for coming home with me was so that my Leopard print T. Santiago Undikinin’s with the red trim would now have a matching playmate. NO!! It was my fault. My love of each little bra and each little panty has me thinking and trying and deciding each and every morning. Well this just won’t do. Something must be done. I don’t know what, just yet, but you’ll know when I figure it out. For now, sorry, I gotta run. I have a breakfast meeting in the morning, and I have to go lay out my lingerie pronto.

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WIN A $25 GIFT CARD!!!!!!!!!!!

To help Debby feel like she is not alone in her obsession, we are having a contest. Send in photos of your lingerie drawer with a note saying why you’re the deserving winner of a $25 gift card to the T-Bar Boulder or http://www.thetbar.com

Send to: info@thetbar.com, title line saying “I want my Gift Card!” Hurry, we will pick a winner Monday, February 2nd…….just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Let’s talk about men shall we?

Most men will tell you they don’t care about their underwear…that is, until they try on really nice underwear. The REAL truth is that comfort and fit matter to men just as much as it matters to women, as does the expression of personality through fashion right down to skivvies. Let’s face it, their boys deserve a nice home too!

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And as always, we’re ahead of the game. The T-Bar has carried Men’s underwear since 2005, but within the last six months, we’ve noticed that our Men’s lines have really taken off (both figuratively and literally!). We love Baskit and Andrew Christian!! These two lines are different from one another but both are fun, sexy, and look and feel great!

So, whether you’re a man looking to wrap your parts in something pleasurable, or a woman intent on returning the sexy lingerie favor, check out The T-Bar’s exclusive Men’s underwear line this New Year’s. We promise these bad boy beauties will help you ring in ’09 in style (and sexiness). Cheers to that!

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Thinking about Bettie Page and how she has impacted my world (and yours too!)

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At a time when women’s opportunities were either the steno pool or marriage, Bettie Page created a powerful, entrepreneurial empire by taking charge of her sexuality while still holding fast to her own morals. She paved the way for the sexual revolution that would follow in the next decade. She said that she never felt that nudity was wrong, citing Adam and Eve and their original birthday suits. She felt nudity was normal, as was sex. Normal, natural, healthy and HUMAN. She did believe that sex went along with love and she controlled her own destiny by staying true to that ideal. She had rebuffed advances from Howard Hughes and casting directors alike. No casting couch for this take charge Marge!

Mizz Page paved the way for the next generation.

When I was a little girl, I have distinct memories of my aunt happily hopping off to work. I remember how beautiful she was, and happy and funny. She was 5′ 2″ and a bombshell. She was a go-go dancer in a giant bird cage. Yep, a bird cage. She danced at The Castaways in South Florida and loved it. She made all the costumes for herself and the other go-go dancers. She was also married.

I remember how amazing the whole idea of it was. The costumes, the music, the dancing. There is no question she influenced my love of lingerie with the costumes she sewed. Her photo is on my office wall as a reminder of the women who paved the way for me. It was also a reminder to us all to lighten up and have fun with our sexuality and take charge of our own destiny.

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We celebrate the life of the most famous pin-up girl, Bettie Page, and those who came after, like my Aunt Joanne. We are huge fans of Lucy B lingerie!!!! Bringing back the spirit of the pin-up girl, Lucy B is sexy, playful and reminiscent of a time gone by. Now through the end of December, celebrate with us and receive 20% off all Lucy B. Get those fishnets and go-go boots out, Yow!

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